The blatant stares and quizzical looks didn’t faze him. He knew that pink wasn’t considered a ‘manly’ look on a boat. Anyhow, what the hell was a ‘manly’ look? If it was OK to refer to the boat as a ‘she’, then why not paint it pink!
“I did it for my wife, brother,” he told everyone.
Sure, the boat was already named after her, but it was October. He owed her more. How could he not do his bit to recognize the strength of millions of women like her.
The questions were welcome… gave him the opportunity to explain. Them to ponder.
In response to Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers prompt of 16 Oct 2020; also Fandango’s One Word Challenge – Ponder.